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  1. United States
  2. Louisiana
  3. New Orleans
  4. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

New Orleans: High Speed 16 Passenger Airboat Ride

Product ID: 145602
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Hold onto your hat on a high-speed, small group (up to 16 passengers) airboat ride through the swamps and marshlands just outside New Orleans. Look for alligators and other wildlife, along with diverse bird species in their natural habitat.
About this activity
Duration 100 minutes - 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup optional

Pickup from your hotel or Airbnb in New Orleans.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a high-speed airboat ride through the swamps
  • Learn about the way the Cajuns lived in the wetlands outside New Orleans
  • See alligators, raccoons, wild pigs and other swamp life
Full description
Embark on a high-speed adventure through the swamps and marshes just 35 minutes from New Orleans and experience the amazing scenery by airboat. Slow down or stop to take pictures and get a personal tour from your local captain.

Avail of airboats with stadium-style seating so that the person in front does not obstruct your view. Be amazed as alligators come so close to the boat that you can stare into their reptilian eyes! Encounter magnificent birdlife, including bald eagles, pelicans, ospreys and owls. Every tour is unique and you never know what will be around the next corner!

Reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, propelled by a huge fan that blows air from the back of the boat in excess of 200 miles per hour. Ride in shallow water and access areas where traditional boats cannot go.
  • 100-minute tour
  • Local captain/guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation, if option booked
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the local operator's dock at 9706 Barataria Blvd., Marrero LA 70072.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Airboat tours are performed in an open boat. If it rains you will get wet. However, you can purchase inexpensive rain ponchos at the swamp tour gift shop
• Pregnant women or people with neck or back problems cannot participate
• Children must be at least 48 inches tall and must wear a seat belt
• Hearing protection is provided by the local operator
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 226 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

Louisiana Tour Company

Product ID: 145602